The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
March 5-7th, 2017

HR Technology and Analytics

Traditionally, Human Resources has always been seen as a paper intensive and the non-innovative division of a company.  Today, major challenges facing HR leaders have evolved, which have sparked IT developments within the HR industry and is incorporating technology at an incredible rate.  Leaders in the HR industry will give peer-lead presentations and testimonials designed to educate, provide strategies, as well as facilitate discussions relating to the utilization of current and emerging HR Technologies and Infrastructures.

  • HRIS Systems
  • Intuitive Technology with minimal Administrative Burden
  • Executive Management: How to get leaders to invest in HR Technology
  • Educating/ Training workforce on company Technology and Infrastructure
  • Data-driven approach for HR Analytics 

Breakout Presentations

HR ANALYTICS FROM SCRATCH: 8 LESSONS LEARNED IN THE FIRST YEAR

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David Harcourt
Manager of Employee Insights, Yum! Brands

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HR ANALYTICS FROM SCRATCH: 8 LESSONS LEARNED IN THE FIRST YEAR

Yum Brands is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with three global, iconic brands: KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. As a business that is heavily influenced by consumer sentiment, we have a well-established consumer insights function. In 2014, the human resources leadership decided to create an employee insights function to bring a similar data-driven approach to people decisions. To that end, they hired David Harcourt, a former actuary and HR consultant, to answer the big questions they faced. Starting with a good idea, but little else, they had to think through the details strategically: What software to use? What data sources are available? How much should they rely on external consultants? Being new to the role, and without a predecessor’s notes to follow, Harcourt started reading every available analytics in HR white paper. However, many of those case studies weren’t addressing the challenges faced by the organization. Despite the lack of precedent, they were able to come up with some pretty interesting findings in the first year using a combination of descriptive, predictive and text-mining techniques. For example, they now have a better understanding of the behaviors that best differentiate the organization’s best VPs from their peers. In this presentation, Harcourt will share the tips, techniques and lessons learned during the first year of this endeavor. Basically, everything he wish he’d known when he started!

Disruptive Velocity; A case for moving with the times, but bringing your people along with you…

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Ruth Steel
Managing Director; RAMCO, GattiHR

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Disruptive Velocity; A case for moving with the times, but bringing your people along with you…

In an age of amplified data and dramatic and rapid technology change, what are our coping strategies and who deals with ‘information overload’ the best? Let’s examine what we need in our organizational tool belt to welcome innovation whilst supporting and developing our workforce to embrace change and keep focused on the goal.

Strategic Integration of Your Hiring Tools for Greater ROI

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Bryan McShane
Director, Prospect Sales - Enterprise, iCIMS

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Strategic Integration of Your Hiring Tools for Greater ROI

As the talent acquisition landscape has evolved and become increasingly competitive, strategic automation is at the core of hiring success. Leaders know the importance of hiring top talent but many don’t know where to begin. To start on the path for implementing a winning strategy for modern talent acquisition, companies need a best in breed ATS that allows them to embrace CRM and onboarding automation while centralizing their hiring solutions under one platform.

After recognizing their outdated ATS delivered delayed background and drug screen results from their previous vendor, HD Supply sought out a cutting-edge applicant tracking system that best fit their needs. With 13,000+ employees across 500 locations in the U.S. and Canada, HD Supply knew that with such high volume, automation would lead to strong ROI. Through technology integration, HD Supply has seen significant improvements in turnaround time for background and drug screening results. As a result, the company has dramatically improved its talent acquisition operation while reducing time-to-fill metrics.

Key Takeaways:

  • The formula for modern talent acquisition and the importance of choosing the right applicant tracking system.
  • How HD Supply improved their time-to-fill and manager satisfaction metrics due to faster turnaround time of screening results
  •  A view into how HD Supply implemented the iCIMS Talent Platform and unified all hiring solutions under one platform.
  • The power of our Platform-as-a-Service approach and how it impacts the future of talent acquisition. 
The Science of HR Decision Making

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Elizabeth (Liz) Woods
Director, HR Research & Advisory, McLean & Company

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The Science of HR Decision Making

HR is often faced with limited resources, changing priorities, multiple stakeholders and increased demands. Too often, HR leaders must make decisions with insufficient information and without knowing the true effect on the business. Leveraging HR analytics and stakeholder feedback removes the guesswork from what makes the business happy and predicts the impact of key decisions before they happen.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Only 27% of Business Leaders are satisfied with the performance of HR.
  • Stop guessing about stakeholders' perceptions; make business satisfaction your key metric and actively measure it.
  • Invest in your Stakeholder Management Program: invite feedback to build strong relationships and identify where to focus improvements going forward.
  • Train your players: running HR is a team sport.
 
How to Evaluate the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) - Software Selection and Upgrades

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Michael Thaw
Senior Director Selection Services, Technology Evaluations Centers

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How to Evaluate the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) - Software Selection and Upgrades

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of enterprise software is more than just the cost of licenses, maintenance and implementation costs of the software. There are  hidden costs involved - especially when customizations or third-party support are required. Learn about all the factors that go into calculating the TCO of software in this informative TEC presentation.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Specify exactly what you need.
  • Understand what you are buying and how it is delivered.
  • Buy only what you need.
  • Know how to verify the TCO.
  • Understand the contract(s) and how to negotiate.